Whenever we receive something for free, it’s almost as if Christmas has arrived a little earlier than usual!
Many people who play video games will find themselves relating to this statement a lot, given how most of them wait for sales and special offers on games.
Of course, despite the countless sales that happen each year, receiving a free game is a feeling in a league of its own!
With that said, a game on Steam is now free-to-play for a limited period that is both mind-bending and fun!
To give a bit of background for those unaware, Frogwares, a Ukrainian game development studio, has recently marked its 20th anniversary.
They are best known for their Sherlock Holmes video game series and also have many more different and well-received games under their belt.
To commemorate their anniversary, they have launched a sale for their entire catalogue of games on Steam. One notable game that we found is the one we’re talking about today!
The game in question is the lovechild of the genres Cyberpunk and Lovecraftian horror, known as Magrunner: Dark Pulse.
Now, if the combination of these two seemingly at-odds genres does not pique your interest, just wait till you hear more about it!
Apart from the themes surrounding the game, Magrunner is a first-person puzzle game in which you manipulate objects through a glove to progress.
If this sounds a little similar to the Portal series, well, it is! Fans of the game will find themselves right at home in Magrunner.
But that’s just one aspect of this game.
When you find yourself stranded in a dystopian cyberpunk world and have to progress through the game by solving puzzles while avoiding Cthulu monsters at the same time, trust us when we say that Magrunner is so much more than a Portal-inspired game!
I also have some good news for those that find games with long play-time a little tedious!
Magrunner is approximately 10 hours long, so you can spend your upcoming weekend playing and completing the game!
Might wanna free your schedule up for this one!
Regardless, Magrunner: Dark Pulse is a genuinely great game where you’ll find a lot to like if you decide to stick with it.
It’s free on Steam till 27th July, so get yourself a copy of the game soon!
Minimum Specs vs. My Recommendation
|Minimum Specs||Recommended Specs|
|OS||WINDOWS XP SP3/WINDOWS VISTA SP2/WINDOWS 7/WINDOWS 8||WINDOWS 7/WINDOWS 8|
|Processor||AMD/INTEL DUAL-CORE 2.4 GHz||AMD/INTEL DUAL-CORE 2.4 GHz|
|Memory||2048 MB RAM||4096 MB RAM|
|Graphics||256 MB of graphical memory||512 MB of graphical memory|
|Hard Drive||4 GB HD space||4 GB HD space|
|Sound||DIRECTX 9 COMPATIBLE||DIRECTX 9 COMPATIBLE|
About the game
Magrunner: Dark Pulse is an action-puzzle game that combines the elements of dystopian cyberpunk and the world of H.P. Lovecraft seamlessly and artfully.
You play as Dax, a rookie cadet for a space-training program. Once the world, as you know it, spins itself on its head, you, equipped with your Magtech Glove, must manipulate the environment around you, to get to the end of it all!
Will you be able to do it?